Haydn, Almeida & Beethoven


Protean Quartet, winner of the prestigious first prize at the 2022 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition, explores the String Quartet repertoire of the second half of the XVIII Century, from the last of the so-called “Russian Quartets”, by Franz Joseph Haydn, to Beethoven’s Op. 18 No.1, the first of his String Quartets to be published, but already a masterpiece of the repertoire. The album also includes the first recording of Juan Pedro Almeida’s Quartet op. 7 no. 1. Protean Quartet, performing on period instruments and historically informed criteria, delivers refined, vital, and highly expressive performances.

Tech Info
SACD & download versions
Original format
DSD256 (11.2MHz)
Recording date
August 11-13, 2021
Auditorio de Zaragoza, Sala Mozart, Zaragoza (Spain)
Sonodore LDM-54, Schoeps microphones; Merging Horus microphone preamplifier and AD/DA converter; Pyramix Workstation; Sennheiser headphones; Dutch & Dutch 8c speakers
Catalogue number
EUD-SACD-2301 (SACD version)
EUD-DR-2301 (download version)
8436551170732 (SACD version)
8436551170749 (download version)